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Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, known as Erasmus or Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Christian humanist who is widely considered to have been the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. Originally trained as a Catholic priest, Erasmus was an important figure in classical scholarship who wrote in a pure Latin style. Among humanists he enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists", and has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists". Using... Read More

Bornc. 28 October 1466
Rotterdam or Gouda, Burgundian Netherlands in the Holy Roman Empire
Died12 July 1536 (aged 69)
Basel, Old Swiss Confederacy in the Holy Roman Empire
Other namesDesiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Erasmus of Rotterdam
EraRenaissance philosophy
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